Scala is a powerful multi-purpose programming language that is much appreciated for its simple object-oriented, functional style. Pattern matching is Scala's tremendous ability to deconstruct data in intuitive and readable ways, letting you write safely in a few lines of code what other languages can take tens of buggy lines to get across.This course is an easy-to-follow guide full of examples to help you, push your applications from good enough to great!
This comprehensive 3-in-1 course is an easy-to-follow guide full of examples to help you gain an in-depth understanding of Scala. Build classes that compose one or more traits for complete reusability, or create new functionality by fusing them at instantiation. Save time and trouble by using Scala to build object-oriented, functional, Reactive, and concurrent applications. Harness the power of Scala for highly scalable and distributed, microservice- based applications.
Contents and Overview
This training program includes 3 complete courses, carefully chosen to give you the most comprehensive
The first course, Scala Beginner Programming Recipes, covers efficient Scala code using these tips and tricks. Covers topics such as strings, classes, types, methods, and arrays—before getting into concepts such as Object Oriented Programming.Learn functional programming techniques and how to handle files and processes. Master concurrency in Scala, making use of the Akka framework. Work with databases, and then about Reactive programming in Scala and how to use it to build robust microservices and distributed systems.
The second course, Scala Intermediate Recipes, covers Scala's more powerful features with some easy tricks. Explore the various ways that patterns can be used, as well as some of the more advanced functionality that they hide. A quick detour into testing will introduce the specs2 library and how to use it to do behavior-driven development in Scala. Dig into Scala's collections some more; Scala's collections library is vast, and holds many powerful tools for dealing with data. Finally, you'll go through a few tricks that let you get readable and type-safe frameworks in place to describe your domain.
The third course, Scala Expert Recipes, covers becoming an expert with the most useful Scala recipes. In this video, you’ll start with optimization in the world of Scala, covering a few handy features in the language that let you reduce the overhead of for certain operations. Scala’'s interactions with Java can be a sticking point during debugging, profiling, and in more advanced scenarios where Java libraries have useful functions you want to use from Scala; we look at all of these scenarios to get a better understanding of this interaction point.
Finally, we touch on a few more advanced tips and tricks---—a grab-bag of useful knowledge that can come in handy any time.
By the end of the course, you’ll optimize your code with advanced tips and tricks to increase your Scala code's efficiency and become an expert with the most useful Scala recipes.
About the Author
- Antonio Salazar Cardozo is a developer who has led small teams from his classes at Georgia Tech and through each company he has contributed to. He is a software pragmatist and perfectionist who values great software that is written for humans first, and loves to help teams find the development and interaction styles that make them deliver the best software to solve the problems they are solving. Between startups and larger companies, he has worked on most aspects of web and non-web systems, and loves to see how each piece of software is received and how it can improve. When he's not leaving honest, extensive code review, he's been known to travel and enjoys visiting both new and old places far from home.